Joy, Rump Shaking and the Dalai Lama

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 in Parenting, Popular Posts | 15 Comments

Joie de vivre or the joy of life is one of my core values.  Back in December of last year my life coach, Nancy* ( largely responsible for me consciously knowing my core values) requested that I take joie de vivre as my buddy for the week.  She even suggested  I use compassion and creativity (also […]

Why I'm Considering Writing Fiction;)

When I started this blog I made a personal goal of one post per week for three months.  Up until this week (week four) there was no problem.  This week I wrote or revised three different pieces as possibilities.  Each one was honest and meaningful.  Each one involved other people.  One by one they became […]

Space 2 Hide

I escape to personal retreats for three reasons: 1.  To avoid being engulfed by the needs and desires of my house, family and friends. I often feel overcome by appliance repairs, school projects, doctor’s appointments and busy-ness.  I take on my family and friend’s pain or disappointment.  I hyper-feel their need for my attention.  If I don’t hide, […]

House Plants and Motorcycles

House Plants and Motorcycles

As a kid I spent a good share of my time watching television or playing upstairs in my room.  I quietly raised six dolls and alphabetized my book collection.  I read Anne of Green Gables and the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  I worked on a book about a ten-year old girl whose parents divorced (coincidentally so did mine).  As […]